The Hygiene Bank

Engaging on healthcare access with The Hygiene Bank

We know that basic hygiene is the foundation of good health and wellbeing and feeling clean should not be a privilege for anyone in today’s society. Our founder, Jesse Boot, believed everyone should have access to soap and a sponge. At Boots, we’re addressing hygiene inequity through our pioneering partnership with The Hygiene Bank, with a shared ambition to close the hygiene poverty gap. We became a founding partner with the Hygiene Bank in 2018 and together we are collaborating to destigmatise hygiene poverty and provide essential personal care products to those who need it most.

We have over 700 donation points across our stores, and this is continually growing . Once we’ve gathered donations, The Hygiene Bank will redistribute the products to schools, charities, local authority services and voluntary organisations in your local area. Boots have committed that for every kilogram of products donated by customers, we will match this by donating at least one full sized product.